- USG for Humanitarian Affairs and Emergency Relief Coordinator, Stephen O’Brien - Statement on Yemen, 8 Oct 2015 [EN/AR]
- Amnesty Int'l: ‘Bombs fall from the sky day and night’: Civilians under fire in northern Yemen
- UNHCR: Yemen Situation Regional Refugee and Migrant Response Plan, Oct-Dec 2015 / Jan-Dec 2016 (Preliminary estimates), Oct 2015
Appeals & Funding
- Emergency Response Fund (ERF) in 2015 PDF XLS
- Humanitarian Response Plan - 2015 Revision (Jun 2015)
- Humanitarian Needs Overview 2015 (Revised)
Following heavy airstrikes on Bab Al Mandab, Dubab and Aden, some 2,231 individuals have arrived to Obock port and various transit points of Obock town since 27 September. Boats carrying passengers continue to arrive from Yemen
733,312 Total number of refugees
36,939 Number of Unaccompanied Minors and Separated Children
52.7% Percentage of women and girls
59.6% Percentage of Children
I am deeply disturbed by the news of civilians being killed by coalition air strikes that hit a wedding party in Yemen's Dhamar Governorate yesterday. The Ministry of Public Health and Population reports that at least 47 civilians were killed, and 35 injured, among them many women and children.
Airstrikes, shelling, and clashes continued throughout Yemen during the second half of September, causing significant civilian casualties and damage to civilian infrastructure. On September 28, more than 130 civilians were reportedly killed when an airstrike struck a wedding party in al-Wahijah village, near Al-Mokha city in Taiz Governorate. In a public statement, the UN condemned the attack and reiterated that such attacks on civilians are a violation of international humanitarian law.
JERUSALEM, 8 October 2015 (IRIN) - Yemen’s Houthi rebels formally committed this week to a UN-brokered peace plan, but their rival for power, President Abd-Rabbu Mansour Hadi, dismissed it simply as a “manoeuvre.”
UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon’s spokesman Stéphane Dujarric described the written pledge to the seven-point scheme, which would see the Houthis withdraw from captured territories and give up arms, as “an important step.”
IRIN canvassed expert opinion about the significance of the move:
Highlights, 14–27 September 2015
The Yemen Humanitarian Response Plan (YHRP) is 46% per cent funded, with US$732 million in contributions made against the $1.6 billion in requirements for the year. An additional $373 million has been contributed to humanitarian programmes outside the appeal and mainly by regional partners. The outstanding pledges for the YHRP amount to $80 million that remains unpaid and $96 million is is pledged outside the appeal.
KUWAIT, Oct. 8 (KUNA) -- Kuwait Red Crescent sent 200 tons of food aid to Yemen due to the worsening humanitarian conditions in the war-ravaged country.
The ship carrying ten thousand food packages arrived in Yemen yesterday, the society's Chairman of the Board Hilal Al-Sayer told Kuwait News Agency (KUNA) on Thursday. the aid will be delivered to all areas of Aden Governorate, he added.
Meanwhile, Al-Sayer noted that the society will also send another 15,000 food packages (about 375 tons) to be delivered to different Yemeni governorates.
In reaction to the Human Rights Council's adoption of the resolution on Yemen in Geneva today, Sajjad Mohammad Sajid, Oxfam Country Director in Yemen said:
Sanaa, Yemen | AFP | Thursday 10/8/2015 - 13:59
by Jamal al-Jabiri
A suspected Saudi-led air strike killed at least 28 people at a wedding in a rebel-held town in Yemen, witnesses and rebels said Thursday, even as UN peace efforts made headway.
The Saudi-led coalition, under mounting criticism over the civilian death toll of its bombing campaign against Iran-backed rebels, denied any involvement in the latest attack.
It was the second alleged coalition air strike on a Yemeni wedding party in just over a week.
Lima, Peru | AFP | Thursday 10/8/2015 - 02:05 GMT
Middle Eastern countries urged the International Monetary Fund on Wednesday to help them deal with the massive influx of refugees from conflicts in Syria and beyond, including with low-interest loans.
"A number of our countries are facing heightened demands on domestic resources from the influx of refugees and internally displaced populations," said a statement from a dozen countries in the region at the IMF's annual meeting in Lima, Peru.
Belgium - Maritime collision
• On 6 October, 02.10 UTC a merchant vessel Flinterstar (NL) collided with liquid natural gas carrier Al Oraiq (Marshall Islands) approximately 5 NM North West of Zeebrugge. As a result Flinterstar remains aground leaking heavy crude oil.
• On 6 October, Belgium requested assistance from the Netherlands and initiated a joint rescue operation.
• The Dutch National Crisis centre has reported that Rijkwaterstaat has deployed two ships to assist with the oil clean up.Belgian authorities report that the spill is controlled.
7 October 2015 – The United Nations Special Envoy for Yemen, Ismail Ould Cheikh Ahmed, has welcomed the latest statements by the Houthis reaffirming their acceptance of a UN Security Council resolution aimed at ending the country’s months-long conflict, the Spokesperson for UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon said today.
Yemen: Call for suspension of arms transfers to coalition and accountability for war crimes
7 October 2015, 15:45 UTC
Damning evidence of war crimes by the Saudi Arabia-led coalition, which is armed by states including the USA, highlights the urgent need for independent, effective investigation of violations in Yemen and for the suspension of transfers of certain arms, said Amnesty International in a new report published today.
Sanaa, Yemen | AFP | Wednesday 10/7/2015 - 18:22 GMT
Ousted Yemeni president Ali Abdullah Saleh's party, allied with Shiite Huthi rebels, announced Wednesday it has accepted a UN plan to end the country's seven-month-old conflict.
The announcement on the General People's Congress party website, almotamar.net, comes as UN envoy Ismail Ould Cheikh Ahmed holds secret talks with GPC and Huthi representatives in neutral Oman.
More than 40 percent of the population has inadequate food consumption. Needs remain significantly high but the most affected are the 1.4 million IDPs.
The worst food security indicators are observed in a cluster of highly conflict-affected governorates in the north-west and centre-south of the country. Food consumption has sharply deteriorated in the conflict-affected governorates of Al Mahwit, Ibb and Dhamar when compared to August.
The Logistics Cluster, when activated in an emergency, is responsible for providing logistics coordination, information management; and, where there is a gap in logistics infrastructure, itacts as a ‘Provider of Last Resort’ by offering common logistics services to support the humanitarian community in their response operations.
This document provides an overview of how to access the logistics services made available by the Logistics Cluster to all humanitarian actors responding to the crisis in Yemen.